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Recycling Education Workshops

The key to a successful recycling program is to educate people about how the program works. Then, remind them and remind again!

If you know your staff need ‘educating’ on recycling, but you don’t know how it could be done, talk to us. Start your Recycling Education Program before the Urban Impact recycling bins and containers arrive!

We work with our customers to develop the right messages, through the right delivery channels, to suit all levels of staff – from janitorial staff to Executive teams.

Urban Impact hosts a variety of informal recycling education workshops.  Our workshops:

  • Advocate Zero Waste!
  • Provide practical ideas on how to reduce waste, implement sustainable business practices and save money.
  • Will give you tips how to make Recycling at Work really work.

Our approach to providing recycling education workshops has proven to be effective in increasing diversion rates!  Let us design a custom  recycling education workshop to meet your needs!

Get the most out of your recycling program!  We provide recycling education for employees (including the janitorial staff). Critical to the success of a recycling program, it’s important that your janitorial staff understand their responsibilities and how vital they are to the program’s success.

Find out what materials are acceptable for recycling in our Mixed Paper, Mixed Containers and Organics Fact Sheets.

Building Meet and Greets

At Urban Impact, we believe that we must educate and encourage people to develop green practices at work and at home.  When we start your recycling program, our team will set up an educational display in your building or office lobby to provide recycling information and help people become more familiar with the program.

Meet and greets are great way for employees to learn what materials are acceptable and find out how they can become involved. They’re also a great event for anyone who wants to energize a building in recycling.

Tenant Recycling Education

Reduce your costs with your building-wide recycling program … just have your tenants on board first.

Recycling requires participation.  At Urban Impact, we believe that the key to a good recycling program is to have properly trained staff on board to make sure the program works from top to bottom.

Benefits of our Tenant Education Program

  • We’ll set up a time to train all building tenants so that they understand the recycling program goals and processes.
  • Our Recycling Program is designed to make the recycling of paper, bottles, cans and other recyclable materials “second nature” for your tenants.
  • We’ll introduce and reinforce the concepts of recycling and sustainability and provide a better understanding of our waste cycle.
  • We’ll provide  your tenants with Recycling Fact Sheets that explain what materials are recyclable.

Please contact us to schedule a recycling education session. It should take less than an hour.  Most tenants have questions that can be answered on the spot.

Helping you Promote Your Recycling Efforts

We can help improve your environmental – or “green”  image by promoting your successful waste reduction and energy efficient practices to your customers and the public. A positive environmental image can help increase employee morale, community support and customer loyalty.

Creating a “Green Team.”

Employees make a recycling program happen.  We recommend forming an employee green team that meets with key tenants to talk up the recycling program. It’s a good idea to include flagship tenants and any others who you have identified as environmentally conscious. Employees who are enthusiastic about the recycling program will help you promote it with others.

Education for Industry Events

Need a speaker for an industry event? Urban Impact would be pleased to give presentations and training sessions on how to increase diversion rates and best in class sustainable business practices. Contact us if you need a speaker for your industry event.


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